Finding Information On GRANTS

Grant Announcements and Foundation Information

Annual Register of Grant Support. Chicago, Marquis Academic Media. [REF AS 911 A2 A67.] Annual. Also available in the Dewey Library. The Libraries retain latest two years only.

This directory is arranged by subject/discipline. Under each subject/discipline is an alphabetic list of foundations. For each foundation, there is a variety of information including purpose, application information, and eligibility requirements for the grants.

Commerce Business Daily. Chicago, IL: Office of Field Services, US Dept. of Commerce. Daily. Federal Government sponsored grants are announced here. Internet Access:

Try search term = grants

Directory of Grants in the Humanities. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, c1986-. [REF AZ 188 U5 D56] Annual. This contains an alphabetic listing of grants by title. They are accessible through a subject index and a sponsor index.

Directory of Research Grants: DRG. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press. [REF LB 2338 D57x] Annual. Also available in the Dewey Library. Libraries retain latest year only.

This is a directory of grants which specifically support research.

Federal Register. Washington, DC: Office of the Federal Register; National Archives and Records Service. [GOVDOC J 85 Ae 2.106 BldgOnly] Daily. Also available in the Dewey Library.

This is a daily record of the federal government. Grants may be announced here. The Federal Register is also available on the Web at: You can also search the Federal Register through LexisNexis - Available 1980 - to University at Albany faculty, staff and students.

The Foundation Directory. New York: Foundation Center; distributed by Columbia University Press. [ReadyRef AS 911 A2 F65 BldgOnly]. Annual. Also available in the Dewey Library. Libraries retain current two years only.

This focuses on U.S. Foundations and provides indexes by subject of research, type of grant, and geography. Available on DIALOG for in-depth extraction of data. Ask about this at the Libraries' Reference Desk.

GrantFinder: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide. London: Macmillan. Reference, c 2000

This source consists of several volumes. Each volume has its own area focus such as arts and humanities, science, social sciences, and medicine. Within each of the books information on finding grants by grant type and by organization are included. All of the mentioned volumes are located in the University Library with the exception of the volume on medicine. This is located in the Science Library reference section. *Please check Minerva for the call number location of the volume you are interested in.

The International Foundation Directory. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co. [REF HV 7 I57 BldgOnly]. Annual. Also in Dewey.

This is organized by country and includes a large section on the United States. For each country, there is an alphabetic listing of foundations.

Collections of Information on the Web

COS Funding Opportunities A comprehensive, Web-based source of funding information, with more than 16,000 awards from around the world.

This resource is made available through the Research Foundation and is available to University at Albany faculty, staff, and students only. Faculty, staff, administration, and graduate students may apply to the Research Foundation to receive remote access registration (e-mail: All other access is available only on the University at Albany campus.

Office For Sponsored Programs

This is a great collection of funding sources on the Internet. It includes government agencies (federal and state) as well as foundations and corporations. Look for the Funding Information category on this page.

To Find More Information

Search Minerva (the online catalog) using the following subjects:

  • Endowments--Directories
  • Grants-in-aid--US--Directories
  • Research grants--US--Directories

To search by discipline, use the discipline followed by A--Research grants.


  • Mathematics--Research grants
  • Psychology --Research Grants

For information on writing proposals, see the guide Term Papers, Theses, and Research Proposals: A Selective Bibliography.

If you are affiliated with the University at Albany, please visit the Division for Research located in the Management Services Center, Room 307. All of our campus grants are submitted through this office. They offer grant writing workshops, assistance with finding funding, and other support. More information can be found on their Website:

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